HTC Desire 830 is now official, boasts 5.5-inch 1080p display and BoomSound speakers
It turns out that the HTC Desire 830 leak from a few weeks ago was the real deal. Earlier today, HTC announced the Desire 830 in its home market of Taiwan. As the direct successor to the HTC Desire 820, the Desire 830 is similar in terms of build and specs, although with slight upgrades in terms of hardware.
On the design-and-build side, the HTC Desire 830 maintains the plastic build and the back cover design of its predecessor, although the front of the phone seems inspired by the HTC One X9. The BoomSound speakers are still here, blowing out stereo sound from the top and the bottom of the phone in portrait mode.
The HTC Desire 830 measures 157.5 x 78.9 x 7.79 mm, dimensions which are nearly identical to those of the Desire 820, 157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm. The sides of the phone, the speakers, and the primary camera ring all come in accented colors, with customers being able to choose between blue or orange accents.
The display of the HTC Desire 830 is a 5.5-inch LCD panel running at 1920 by 1080 pixels, an upgrade from the 1280 x 720 display of its predecessor.
Moving on to the internal hardware, the Desire 830 draws its processing power from a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. The Helio X10 is a mid-range chip that integrates a 1.5GHz octa-core processor and should provide roughly the same performance levels as the Snapdragon 615 that powers the Desire 820. Also of note is the fact that the Desire 820 came with just 2GB of RAM.
HTC has equipped the Desire 830 with a 13MP primary camera with OIS on the back and a 4MP UltraPixel secondary shooter on the front.
In the storage department, the Desire 830 is equipped with 32GB of integrated storage (up from 16GB on the Desire 820), and users can get up to 128GB of extra storage via the microSD card slot.
Keeping the lights on is the task of a 2800mAh battery. Note that the battery is slightly larger compared to the battery inside the Desire 820, although the higher display resolution is likely to compensate for the extra battery juice.
The HTC Desire 830 will launch on May 6th in Taiwan at a price of NT $9,990, or about $310 at the current conversion rates. At the moment, HTC has yet to inform us of a potential international availability, but we would bet against the phone being a Taiwan exclusive.
What do you guys think of HTC's new mid-range smartphone? Will you consider a purchase if the phone lands in the US?